Best experience ever! Past Review

By (St Catherines) - abroad from 06/26/2015 to 07/25/2015 with

Oxbridge Academic Programs: New York - The New York College Experience

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
i learnt a lot about myself and how i don't need my parents there all the time to be able to function. i did my own laundry! and felt what it was like to live in a college dorm. I've made so many amazing friends from all over the world that i still keep in touch with today and its been about 2 months after the program. I have an international family now and i love it. coming from Australia is hard because we live so far away from New York (26h flight!) but it was so worth it. The teachers for each subject were amazing and fun. all the PA were amazing and made sure we all had the best time and book so many activities and hosted dances and casino nights. the whole experience was amazing, in Australia we don't have a college vibe so i was very fortunate to experience it while i was there and I'm more determined to do well in HSC and possible sit my SATs to get into an american uni. DO THIS SUMMER PROGRAM IT IS THE BEST THING EVER!!!!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 70


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • friends
  • newyork
  • Annie (aka best fine arts teacher ever!)
* What could be improved?
  • Activity sign up was a bit tricky
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that even though i was going by myself i didn't have to worry about being alone and it was so much more fun than i ever expected